Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) is excited to announce the fantastic lineup for the 2023 Hot Summer Nights Concert Series. The series includes 4 weeks of fantastic free performances in the FDLTCC amphitheater starting Thursday, July 13, with MN-based folk-rock and progressive rock band, Lehto & Wright.

The 2023 Hot Summer Nights Concert Series will take place Thursdays at 7 p.m. from July 13 to August 3.  The Cloquet Community Band will also return to the beautiful FDLTCC amphitheater for a wonderful free performance starting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 31. Each exciting evening will feature music great for the entire family. All concerts will be held rain or shine under the covered dome of the college’s spectacular amphitheater. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, or seat cushions to sit.

The Hot Summer Nights Concert Series is hosted by Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. For more information on the Hot Summer Nights Concert Series, please visit or contact Taylor Warnes, FDLTCC Director of Marketing and Communications, at taylor.warnes*AT*


2023 Hot Summer Nights Concert Series Lineup:

Thursday, July 13  – Lehto & Wright

  • Lehto & Wright is a MN-based Folk-Rock and Progressive Rock band whose first live performance was in 1999 and has continued, non-stop, to this day. Lehto & Wright have a sound that is a unique blend of traditional and modern styles.

Thursday, July 20 – Side String Band

  • Side String Band formed out of a desire to make pure music true to the soul. Consisting of sidemen from various acoustic bands in the Midwest, Side String Band yearns to bring back the sound of old-time bluegrass with progressive folk undertones. The band has collectively been influenced by this authentic American music over many collective years of performance.

Thursday, July 27 – Dennis Warner

  • Dennis Warner’s musical journey has brought him to all 50 states and beyond, earning him global recognition and a reputation for being an elite entertainer in the singer-songwriter genre.

Monday, July 31 – Cloquet Community Band

  • The Cloquet Community Band is a group of music loving folks with a wide variety of musical skills.

Thursday, August 3 – Rock-A-Billy Revue

  • Rock-A-Billy Revue provides popular hit music and crowd-pleasing fun. With the always-entertaining Don Buck leading the way, the band’s shows are full of surprises and good humor. Rock-A-Billy Revue provides popular hit music and crowd-pleasing fun.


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